Core Exercise Demo - How To Do Gorilla Burpees
Basic Of The Gorilla Burpee
- Feet are wider. So your hips can drop low.
- Hands are placed on floor between legs.
- When you jump back in feet go outside hands and the hips stay low.
Safe And Effective Burpee Variation For Beginners
- Use a box to elevate hand placement.
- Move one leg at at a time.
- Work on keeping hips down and back flat.
The man behind this exercise is Royal H. Burpee.
When first invented in the 1930's Mr. Burpee used the exercise to test the strength and agility of soldiers. It tested a soldier's ability to quickly get down when shots were fired. Then be able to quickly get back up and return fire.
When first introduced it was never intended to be a high volume exercise. He writes,
The burpee exercise is strenuous and most appropriate for those already in good cardiovascular shape.
His test only lasted 20 seconds, and was only done once. The benchmark was 13 reps. Any less and you were considered in poor shape. Any more was ideal.
Burpee recognized that high reps, could cause problems with the knees and back, particularly for those with poor core strength.
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